FCC Warns of New Robocall Scam

The Federal Communication Commission warns of a new scam call that is being called the "Wangiri" scam. This new robocall scam targets specific area codes in bursts, often calling multiple times at all hours including the middle of the night. The purpose of these calls is to prompt a call back resulting in a per minute toll charge similar to a 1-900 number.

Tips to stay safe:

  • Do not call back numbers you do not recognize 
  • Avoid international calls unless you know the individual or have planned the call
  • If you never make international calls, ask your phone company to block outbound international calls 
  • Check your phone bill for charges you do not recognize

The FCC recommends that you do not return the call and check for charges on your bill that you do not recognize.

If you think that you have received a call like this on your personal phone, contact your service provider. For questions or concerns, please reach out to the IT Services security team at security@uark.edu.

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Chris Butler, director of communications
University Information Technology Services
479-387-3836, chrisb@uark.edu

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